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Johnson Co-sponsors Legislation Recognizing Israel's Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

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Washington, February 27, 2019 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951) | comments
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) introduced companion bills (S.567/H.R. 1372) establishing that it shall be the policy of the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights:
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Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) introduced companion bills (S.567/H.R. 1372) establishing that it shall be the policy of the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights:

“For nearly 70 years, the modern State of Israel has been at war with its immediate neighbors over its right to exist as the nation state of the Jewish people. As the Chairman of the Congressional Israel Victory Caucus (CIVC) and an original cosponsor of H.R. 1372, I firmly believe that Israel has the undeniable right to exist, and I fully support Israel’s right and obligation to defend its borders—including the Golan Heights—from any threat of aggression.  As Iran, Hezbollah, and other Iranian-backed militias continue to threaten the safety and security of the Israeli people, it has become a matter of national security for the United States to clarify its policy recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.”

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